Cynthia S. Wetzel is a graduate of the School of Library & Information Science at the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS), intermittently studying Digital Information Management (University of Arizona’s Graduate Certification Program) and Archives & Special Collections (USM SLIS).

As an undergraduate, Cynthia pursued a dual bachelor of arts degree in psychology and religious studies, completing the former in 2006 and hoping someday to complete those last nine hours!

She is currently employed as a librarian for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at the Perkinston campus. Previously she worked for three years at the University of Southern Mississippi University Libraries Technical/Bibliographic Services department as a Bibliographic Specialist. Additional para-professional library work included student employment in the (now) 2nd Floor South Information Services area for serials and media at the main campus library.

Although a Florida native, Cynthia lived much of her life in the Maryland/D.C. area (and a few years in Texas) before joining her family in Mississippi. While a student, she traveled internationally with the USM Study Abroad program to Jamaica, Mexico, and Tibet. Her personal enrichment goals include returning to Mexico and Tibet, as well as improving her Spanish, and learning Tibetan.

Research interests include:

  • Vanishing cultures, e.g., Tibetan, Nahual
  • Synchronicity of religions
  • Children’s literature studies
  • Food/cooking/celebrity chefs as popular culture
  • Sleep behavior

Additional information provided on her curriculum vita.